It’s not exactly breaking news that ‘you are what you eat,’ but aside from the obvious body benefits of eating well, the beauty benefits are enormous. Just ask top Hollywood nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, who has worked with the likes of Drew Barrymore and Dita Von Teese.
In her eagerly-anticipated new book, The Beauty Detox Foods, the celebrity nutritionist has revealed how her A-list clients achieve glowing skin and shiny hair by eating the right foods. Kimberly’s hero foods are potassium-rich bananas for blitzing dark circles and Vitamin A laden carrots for shiny tresses.
“Vitamin A is necessary for shiny, well-moisturised head of hair, as well as promoting a healthy scalp, which is essential for healthy hair growth,” she says. “And potassium in bananas helps to regulate the fluid levels under the eyes.”
Heading straight out to the greengrocers? Here are some of the foods she recommends.
Pineapple: Can help promote the production of collagen.
Flax seeds: A good source of essential fatty acids.
Carrots: Have a high amount of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, which is needed for healthy hair growth.
Pumpkin seeds: A good source of zinc, sulphur and Vitamin A, which together help promote strong hair.
Millet: Gluten-free whole grains are rich in biotin, a nutrient used to treat brittle nails
Spinach and kale: Dark leafy greens are a good source of calcium.
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